At Porter Orthodontics, we understand the initial physical quality people notice when they meet someone for the first time is a person’s smile. Keeping this in mind, more people than ever before are considering orthodontic treatment. If someone wants to straighten their teeth they visit an orthodontist, but they may be hesitant to wear traditional metal braces.
Metal braces have been used for many years and proven successful creating beautiful healthy smiles. However, today, there are other options available for teens and adults who are self conscious about wearing braces. One alternative is Invisalign, the “braceless” alternative to straight teeth offered Dr. Joseph Porter.
So, what makes Invisalign so different?
It’s a product that is comprised of aligners that are made out of a thermoplastic material instead of traditional metal brackets. At first glance, they resemble teeth whitening trays; however, they are much more. Little by little, these invisible aligners move teeth into proper alignment. Every couple of weeks a patient will change set their aligners which move his or her teeth one step closer to a radiant healthy new smile.
There are a number of reasons why teens and adults choose Invisalign over traditional braces. First off, unlike traditional braces, aligners are invisible and don’t irritate lips or cheeks so patient experience minimal discomfort. Best of all, it’s hard to tell if a person is even wearing braces at all! Another advantage is that they can be removed whenever a person eats, brushes their teeth, and flosses as well. This is not possible when wearing traditional braces.
To learn more about Invisalign to determine if you are a candidate for the invisible alternative to straight teeth, call our office today to schedule a complimentary consultation. We would love the opportunity to help you determine if Invisalign is right for you.